We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Avens Gallery

Open Now: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Review Highlights
Great, friendly place!

Happened to drop in there when visiting Canmore. We were surprised to see nice gallery with a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mila S
via mobile
Fabulous art

Both paintings and sculpture of high quality. Wonderful layout. Friendly staff member provided us... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
105jimk
,
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Read all 32 reviews
85
All photos (85)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
1 week ago
“Great, friendly place!”
4 weeks ago
“Fabulous art”
About
Our Destination Town: Avens is conveniently located on Main Street, in the Heart of Canmore. Avens Gallery, an international art shopping destination, represents +40 established local and Western Canadian artists. Our inventory includes bronze and...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Contact
101-710 Main St, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2B6, Canada
Website
+1 403-678-4471
Call
Reviews (32)
Filter reviews
32 results
Traveller rating
24
7
1
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
24
7
1
0
0
See what travellers are saying:
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 32 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happened to drop in there when visiting Canmore. We were surprised to see nice gallery with a friendly staff. We were greeted by Staff Associate and by Betti Irwin (Manager of the Gallery) and they gave us a tour around the gallery. It was great...More

1  Thank Mila S
AvensGalleryCanmore, Public Relations Manager at Avens Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mila, We are passionate about the beauty that we share in Canmore with our community of artists and art lovers. The kind of interaction with the art that you are describing is the key. It’s so special to read about that impact. Thank you kindly...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Both paintings and sculpture of high quality. Wonderful layout. Friendly staff member provided us with some explanation (young fellow from south London, UK). One artist was on location; interesting to chat with him. Well worth a visit if you have interest in art.More

1  Thank 105jimk
AvensGalleryCanmore, Public Relations at Avens Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Yes, this is great! Thank you for sharing your experience. We are very excited to welcome art consultant Ryan Games to the team. Each member brings a wonderfully unique creative background to the mix; we love to talk "art"! As for this happy space—the gallery...More

Reviewed October 9, 2018

We visited the Gallery on a recent trip and were deeply impressed with the variety of works and price points. We were pleased to find something commemorate our trip to Canmore and can't wait to get it home. The staff was friendly and not 'salesy',...More

2  Thank Sunshine790319
AvensGalleryCanmore, Public Relations Manager at Avens Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Our display is in constant evolution as we make a point of displaying art by each of our 40+ Western Canadian artists at all times. This way we can share an accurate representation of which artists are always here, let visitors zone in on their...More

Reviewed September 24, 2018

This Gallery has a diverse and talented group of artists with many different styles satisfying many tastes in art. The paintings are well displayed in an attractive and uncluttered manner. Betti Irwin, the Manager, was very friendly and approachable. It was an enjoyable visit!More

2  Thank Libby P
AvensGalleryCanmore, Public Relations Manager at Avens Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Betti is wonderful! We love what we do. Art is so powerful in the way it uplifts and stimulates the mind! As we ensure that all 41 artists are represented on the gallery floor at all times, designing the display plays a large part in...More

Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We were a year+ away to start our search for a painting for our living room. Sometimes a painting finds you and changes your plan. My wife has a significant canoeing history as a teen and young adult. One day she walked into Avens and...More

2  Thank Passenger813374
AvensGalleryCanmore, Public Relations Manager at Avens Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are truly honoured when invited to become part of the commemorative experience. Naomi recalls your connection to the painting fondly! You are so right—A painting's influence evolves throughout the day. So much is revealed about the artist's use of light when it is dimmed...More

Reviewed August 21, 2018

I loved the paintings at sculptures in this wonderful art gallery in Canmore. The staff was friendly and didn't seem to mind that we were "just looking" and had no intentions to buy anything at this time. It was a wonderful sensory overload!More

3  Thank 860SusanB860
AvensGalleryCanmore, Public Relations Manager at Avens Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We LOVE these reviews. Art walks are definitely a healthy 'every day' therapy for the senses! You are so right. On that note, you must meet the artists in person! Our weekly newsletter is a great way to to find out when artists will be...More

Reviewed February 21, 2018

Professional, enthusiastic, knowledgeable staff. Welcoming vibe. Outstanding art. Must visit when you are in Canmore!More

3  Thank KathyB431
AvensGalleryCanmore, Public Relations Manager at Avens Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Art transforms, and transforms us! We are honoured to facilitate this process. We would say that most artists at Avens Gallery have been painting/sculpting between 20-60 years. Whether a top emerging artist or established, each has a very rich artistic journey! That being said, there...More

Reviewed December 6, 2017

This is one of the higher-end galleries in Canmore (more professional artists and quality work), and the staff is always friendly.

2  Thank Julie L
Reviewed August 17, 2017

emjoyed the art and sculptures in this gallery and the works of Erika, would recommend if you are in the area

2  Thank VGAqa12
Reviewed August 4, 2017

While looking around Canmore we went into Avens Gallery My wife being an artist wanted to look at was being displayed and was impressed of what was on show

2  Thank bobwendyhoward
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 31 nearby hotels
Lamphouse Hotel
45 reviews
.17 km away
Canmore Inn & Suites
1,084 reviews
.54 km away
The Malcolm Hotel by Clique
19 reviews
.55 km away
Basecamp Lodge
37 reviews
.60 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 136 nearby restaurants
The Trough Dining Co.
614 reviews
.11 km away
Communitea Cafe
505 reviews
.12 km away
Graze Food and Drink
334 reviews
.06 km away
Tapas Restaurant
876 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 122 nearby attractions
Big Head
218 reviews
.06 km away
Carter-Ryan Gallery And Live Theatre
27 reviews
.06 km away
Elevation Gallery
12 reviews
.10 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Avens Gallery staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines